Playtime’s Over!

Playtime’s over, kids! Bossy adults have all but killed it, replacing traditional free play with organized sports, extracurricular activities, and myriad ‘teachable moments’ designed to build a better child. Over the past fifty years, the time kids spend in free play has declined dramatically, with the greatest losses occurring in the past few decades. From 1981 to … More Playtime’s Over!

Avoiding Risk Can Be Hazardous to Your Kid’s Health

In last week’s blog post, Parenting is Risky Business, I wrote about the dangers of using “risk” as a criterion for determining child neglect: risk is subjective, and parenting involves weighing and taking risks all the time. Of course, parents want to shield their children from harm. But in the past few decades, has this desire morphed … More Avoiding Risk Can Be Hazardous to Your Kid’s Health

When letting your kids out of your sight becomes a crime – The Washington Post

    When letting your kids out of your sight becomes a crime – The Washington Post. By Danielle Meitiv February 13, 2015 Danielle Meitiv lives in Silver Spring. We all want what is best for our children. We want them to be happy and successful, and we want to protect them from harm. But … More When letting your kids out of your sight becomes a crime – The Washington Post